References are a common part of the recruitment process. It’s essential that your referees are people who know you and your work well and can vouch for you. But should you include their data on your CV right away? Here’s why you should not:

  1. Respect your referees — Just because someone accepted to be your referee, it doesn’t entitle you to share their contacts with everyone you send your CV to;
  2. You don’t know with whom your CV will be shared — Every time you submit your CV in a website or share it during an application process, you lose…

It’s very common to hear people debating on what’s more important: theory or practice? Having an academic degree or start having professional experience immediately? If these doubts ever crossed your mind, this blogpost will tell what I, founder of Sprint CV, consider are the pros and cons, as well as my personal experience on the matter.

What does it mean to have an academic degree?

An academic degree isn’t more than a certificate that proves you’ve attended classes for 3–5 years. These classes then allowed you to acquire a set of skills widely recognised by the industry and society.

Is it the only way to learn? I’m sure you…


We launched Sprint CV in 2018 and being at the Web Summit 2019 was a dream since the beginning. We were proud to be selected to join this year, as part of their Alpha program. Expectations aside, I am here to tell you first hand our experience at this year’s edition.

The last minute “invitation”

First of all, let us say that we knew exactly the event’s dates but, due to the costs, we have decided not to attend at first. To our surprise, one week before the registrations end date, we were contacted by Ricardo Lima , Head of Startups at Web Summit…


European Commission (EC) is one of the most prestigious institutions worldwide. Due to its dimension, there is a huge demand for IT professionals — about 20 new requests per week with daily rates up to 530€/day — which means 10.600€/month! Good enough to keep you reading? 🙂

What exactly the European Commission is looking for in IT Professionals

Did you know that more than 2000 IT consultants work at the EC? This happens because the European Commission need IT professionals to maintain, support and develop their IT systems to run a better and more interconnected Europe.

These are SOME of the most common profiles that EC is looking for:

  • Java Application…

Isn’t it great when you are “in love” with your job? Whether it’s because it’s challenging, your boss is inspiring, your colleagues create a delightful atmosphere and/or your salary is super satisfying. If these are not the cases and you are looking for a change, keep reading to find out how you can smoothly land a new job in the IT industry.

The pursuit of happiness

You spend 1/3 of your day at the office, which means you spend more time with your colleagues than with your family and friends. So, for most people, work in a place that makes them happy is a…


If you work in IT, you’ve certainly heard about ATS, but probably never paid much attention to them. Let’s put it like this: having a CV that isn’t ATS friendly is like having a Ferrari engine inside of an old Volvo — probably no one will notice it.

ATS are the first phase of the recruitment process and, only if there is a good match, the recruiter will read it. If your CV doesn’t contain the keywords needed, it will end up like the others: in a digital pile. …


In the IT industry, it’s common for companies to ask for your updated CV. But the question is: will all templates score the same points on the recruitment process? Keep reading to find out the right CV template for you.

Isn’t a CV just a CV? Why so many templates?

Each recruiter and company have their own preferences. Therefore, whether is to meet clients’ needs or to standardise their processes, if you want to get an interview, you should know what they’re looking for.

For example, for some recruiters, a one-page CV is a lack of respect towards the company. Others prefer the Europass template, while others hate it. Some…


How to get a job as an IT consultant at the Europen Commission.

Are you an IT consultant? Have you ever dreamed about working at the European Commission (EC)? EC is a highly regarded European Institution, whose vision is to create a better Europe for all European and world citizens. EC is also known for being a leader in implementing great IT projects to improve services across countries. If this got your eye, keep reading this article. We give you some tips on how to get a job at the EC as an IT professional.

A small disclaimer: this post advises you on how to become an IT consultant working for an IT…


Professional profile preview image by sprintcv

What if we tell you that is now possible to synchronise your CV with an online version? And that it can be automatically generated? That’s right, we’ve just launched this new feature that will take your job search to the next level of efficacy.

Last year, we launched Sprint CV with a clear mission: to enable IT professionals to generate high quality CVs automatically. We believe that CVs cannot be a burden and IT professionals should be able to centrally manage their professional data in one single platform. …


European Investment bank call for tender CFT-1561 by sprintcv

On the 21st of June of 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched a call for tenders to subcontract external IT services and IT professionals, with an estimated value of 145 million €, with the reference number: CFT-1561. Companies and consultants applying to this call for tenders have to fill a specific CV which is available at Sprint CV.

Need more context? Keep reading.

What is the European Investment Bank (EIB)?

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the European Union’s non-profit long-term lending institution established in 1958 under the Treaty of Rome. …

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